Journalism & Media

MacArthur supports the production and distribution of news and documentary programs for television, radio, and the web that help inform the American public about important domestic and international current affairs and policy issues. Read our strategy and the current status of our work

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Making Sense of the Noise: A Vital Role for Public & Independent Media

Join a lively conversation about the role of nonprofit journalism, storytelling, and civic media in fostering a more informed electorate and shaping a more inclusive public discourse. Read More
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"Loud silence on Vocalo"

From Chicago Business News
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Catch the Baby

War Child

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MacArthur Grantees Working Online to Make a Better World

Three grantees of the MacArthur Foundation are spotlighted in this short video: Public Radio Exchange, Global Voices and Caravan.

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MacArthur's Support of News Programming

To learn more about the MacArthur Foundation's support of informative radio, television and film, visit http://www.macfound.org/programs/media.

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Jake Shapiro of Public Radio Exchange

Public Radio Exchange, which provides independently-produced audio programming to public radio stations for broadcast and online use, was one of eight recipients of the MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions in 2008.

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Gordon Quinn, Kartemquin Films

Gordon Quinn, Kartemquin Films, 2007 recipient of the MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions.

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Tribeca Film Institute Launches Reframe Project

Tribeca Film Institute, a nonprofit organization serving independent filmmakers and media artists, today announced the launch of Reframe. Read More

Frontline Documentary Sets Online Viewing Record

"Bush’s War,”a PBS Frontline documentary on the fifth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, was viewed online a record-setting 1.5 million times. Read More
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MacArthur Awards 19 Documentary Film Grants

The new grants represent MacArthur’s largest single year investment in documentaries, and they bring the total number of documentary films supported by the Foundation since 1985 to more than 300. Read More

Staff

Portrait of Kathy K. Im

Kathy K. Im

Director, Journalism & Media
Portrait of Jennifer Humke

Jennifer Humke

Senior Program Officer
Portrait of Lauren Pabst

Lauren Pabst

Program Officer

Gwendolyn W. Bolling

Team Administrator

Susan M. Salaba

Program Administrator
Portrait of Maple Walker

Maple Walker

Team Coordinator

Media Contact

Portrait of Sean Harder

Sean Harder

Communications Officer

Evaluation Contact

Portrait of Joanna Cohen

Joanna Cohen

Program Officer, Evaluation